Lithuania's Montell: Let the music win the Eurovision contest (PHOTO)

Lithuania's Montell: Let the music win the Eurovision contest (PHOTO)

Azerbaijan, Baku, May 25 /Trend/

Music has to win the Eurovision 2012 contest, Lithuania's Donny Montell said at the at the press conference after the voting of the second Semi-Finals of Eurovision-2012.

He added that all the performers at the contest are professionals and there's no difference what size the country is, as the most important thing is the music itself.

"I am very happy that my country won this chance to perform at the finals," Montell noted.

Donatas Montvydas (born October 22, 1987), better known by his stage name Donny Montell is representing Lithuania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan. As a child, Montvydas was highly influenced by artists such as Michael Jackson and rock band Queen and would often impersonate these artists from a young age.

Lithuania will go under #4 in the finals.

Winners of the second semi-finals of Eurovision Song Contest 2012 that is taking place in Baku, have been announced.

Participants of the following countries will perform in the Grand Final on May 26:

Lithuania (Donny Montell with song Love Is Blind)
Bosnia and Herzegovina (Maya Sar with song Korake Ti Znam)
Serbia (Zeljko Joksimovic - with song Nije Ljubav Stvar)
Ukraine (Gaitana with song Be My Guest)
Sweden (Loreen with song Euphoria)
Macedonia (Kaliopi with song Crno I Belo)
Norway (Tooji with song Stay)
Estonia (Ott Lepland with song Kuula)
Malta (Kurt Calleja with song This Is The Night)
Turkey (Can Bonomo with song Love Me Back)

Participants of the following countries left the contest as a result of the second semi-finals: Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovakia, Slovenia, The Netherlands, Portugal, Georgia.

The finals of the contest will be hosted on May 26. According to Eurovision Song contest rules, five countries plus the host country will automatically move to the finals. They are Azerbaijan, Britain, France, Germany, Spain and Italy. Twenty more countries (ten from each semi-final) will be performing as well.

Azerbaijan is hosting the 57th contest after in 2011 the country won the right to host the contest at Eurovision 2011 in Dusseldorf, Germany last May.

Representing Azerbaijan at the contest was the Eldar Gasimov and Nigar Jamal (Ell / Nikki) duo with "Running Scared" song. Azerbaijan scored 221 points as the winner of the contest.

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